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Burkhart drives in seven as Red Sox win slugfest

Kobe Burkhart had a monster night at the plate with a grand slam, triple and single for seven RBI to lead the Home Federal Red Sox to an 18-6 win over Jewelcraft in Harlan Little League action Monday.

Brayden Shanks added four RBI with a pair of singles. Ethan Cornett also contributed two singles. Jacob Thompson and Shane Lindsey added one single each.

Cornett struck out four and walked one in two innings on the mound to earn the win. Burkhart struck out five and walked two in two innings of relief.

Akin Akisanya had a homer and triple to lead Jewecraft. Evan Browning contributed a double. Hunter Blevins contributed a double and single. Brooks Pugh, Brady Adkins and Caleb Adkins added singles.

Jordan Steele hit a home run as the Rotary Club Mets beat Home Federal 2-1 in previously unreported action.

Thompson had a solo homer for the Red Sox.


‘Golf For Live’ event set for June 14 at country club

Harlan County’s first “Golf For Life” event will benefit the American Cancer Society, according to Harlan Chamber of Commerce member and event co-coordinator Michelle Fox.

Taking place on June 14 at the Harlan Country Club, the event will be a fun-filled day of golf with a cart and sack-lunch provided.

“We’re expecting about 10 four-member teams to be in attendance,” said Fox. “There will be prizes given away for closest ball to the pin and longest drive.”

Registration fee per golfer is $50 or $200 for a team of four people. Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, range balls, opportunity to win great prizes and sack lunch, plus awards and prizes. Space is limited. “Your participation in this wonderful event in our community will be supporting the American Cancer Society’s mission to eliminate cancer through research, education, advocacy and service programs, which directly supports members of our community,” said Fox.

Registration forms may be picked up at Southern Wholesale or the Harlan Center, both in Harlan.

For more information, you may call 606-273-3957 or 273-1612 or visit their Facebook page. To register by fax, you may call 606-573-9515 and mail registration form and payment to: Michelle Fox, 165 Industrial Park Road, Harlan, Ky. 40831.

Nola Sizemore may be reached at 606-909-4147 or on Twitter @Nola_hde


Shoe drive planned by Harlan County RAP league

Harlan County Rap Basketball, in cooperation with Home Federal Bank and the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers of Harlan County Schools and Harlan Independent Schools, is sponsoring the first “ Rap Their Feet” shoe drive. This program will allow the FRYSC at each school to have shoes ready for students when the 2014-2015 school year begins.

Individuals may donate new or gently used shoes by dropping them off at any FRYSC or at either Home Federal Bank location. Also, cash donations will be accepted at Home Federal Bank.

After receiving an abundance of community support for our program. HC RAP is giving back to its youth through programs such as the “Rap Their Feet” drive.

“Hopefully, this will take away some financial burden that so many of our families in Harlan County face today,” said Harlan County RAP director Greg Coldiron, a former all-state basketball player at Cawood who went on to a successful coaching career that included a regional championship in 2003 at Powell County. “As everyone knows there is nothing like getting that new pair of shoes for the beginning of school.

From the communications I have had with our FRYSC directors they are excited about this program. They know as well as anyone how big the need is for this.”

You can take part in this shoe drive by contacting HC Rap at 859-420-1450 or by contacting any FRYSC official at any school in the Harlan County Schools or the Harlan Independent Schools. You may also stop by either Home Federal Bank in the Village Mall or their downtown location.

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